YASUHARA Kimei

(Japan 1906 – 1980)

White slip flower vase

Other titles:
Large vase
Location
Not on display
Further information

Yasuhara Kimei based his activities in the government-sponsored annual exhibition. Characterised by their abstract and geometric designs, Yasuhara’s works from the 1930s were noticed by Teshigahara Sofu, the founder of the abstract Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Teshigahara was searching for potters who could make vases suitable for his free-style flower arrangements).

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.270.

Yasuhara Kimei was a seminal figure in the development of the avant-garde ceramic movement in post-war Japan. He exhibited in the important Nitten exhibitions, and at other venues.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Shôwa period 1926–1988
Year
circa 1950-1960
Media
Ceramic
Medium
stoneware
Dimensions
63.5 x 22.5 cm diam.
Signature & date
Signed on foot, incised "Kimey". Not dated. Signed back of lid [associated NWA box], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kimei saku [made by Kimei]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Norman Sparnon 1988
Accession number
405.1988